Kuressaare, Saaremaa, Estonia
KS Koolitus in Saaremaa, Estonia, arranges a lot of summer courses for Finnish customers. I will be teaching photography there two weeks during next summer. During first week I will teach landscape photography, and during second week I will have three shorter workshops: Lightroom, Basics of nature photography and Panorama photography.
These courses will be in Finnish, so I have more detailed descriptions of these courses at my Finnish landscape photography site (Maisemanlumo.fi).
Link to Império do Papagaio at Kallio Kukkii 2013 Festival gallery
Kallio Kukkii Festival was arranged 10.5.-19.5.2013. The festival offers different cultural events organized by various local associations, communities and enterprises. Part of this festival was also the parade that was arranged last Sunday. The main focus of the parade was The Samba School Império do Papagaio.
Link to Circus Lumica in Kamppi Shopping Center gallery
Kamppi shopping center arranged “spring opening event” on 12.4.2013. In addition to fashion shows and various musicians, also Circus Lumica had circus performance there. The five stories high lobby was perfect place for this circus performance!
Full moon, Lauttasaari, Helsinki / Link to Winter Landscapes from Helsinki 2012-2013 gallery
Last winter was very photogenic in Helsinki You can see my best winter photos from Helsinki in this Winter Landscapes from Helsinki 2012-2013 gallery. The locations in Helsinki that are included to this gallery are: Lauttasaari, Suomenlinna, Kallahdenniemi, Ruutinkoski and Market Square.
During this winter I was teaching in Kameraseura‘s advanced landscape photography course, and we had a many (over 15) field trips during the winter. So I had much more company on my winter photography trips than usually
1st runner up Leina Ogihara, Miss Helsinki Kelly Kalonji, and 2nd runner up Iina Immonen / Link to Miss Helsinki 2013 Final gallery
Miss Helsinki 2013 Final was arranged on 31.1.2013 in Apollo Live Club. Kelly Kalonji is new Miss Helsinki, Leina Ogihara is 1st runner-up, and Iina Immonen 2nd runner-up. Congratulations to them!
Link to Winter Landscapes from Lapland and Kuusamo 2013 gallery
I visited Kuusamo at the end of February. I stayed in Kuusamo eight days: First five days I was teaching at the winter landscape photography course arranged by Kuusamo-opisto. The last three days I photographed according to my own schedule.
It was not very cold, so the rapids were not very photogenic, but the Riisitunturi and Konttainen had excellent snow in trees (“tykkylumi” in Finnish). So during these eight days, I photographed mostly “tykkylumi”. I climbed to three times both to the top of Konttainen and Riisitunturi fells. Other places that I visited were: Ruka Peak, Myllykoski, Käylänkoski, and Kiveskoski. Full moon was visible during my last day, and I went to Riisitunturi to photograph it. The last four photos in the gallery are photographed in the moonlight at the top Riisitunturi
Link to New Year 2013 Celebrations at Senate Square gallery
I have added a new gallery from the New Year 2013 celebrations at Helsinki City Senate Square. The event was hosted by Sanna Stellan ja Sami Hedberg. Bolly Beat Dancers, Danny’s Bollywood Dance Crew (DBDC), Johanna Försti, Osmo Ikonen and Michael Monroe performed at New Year’s party. After the midnight there was also fireworks.
I love me 2012
Link to I love me 2012 - Wedding and Evening Dress Fashion Show
event with Beauty, Fashion, Gold Silver Watch and Health sections was arranged in at the Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre on 19.-21.10.2012. I photographed the fashions shows and here is link to I love me 2012 – Wedding and Evening Dress Fashion Show
gallery. The brands of the show were: BonBon Lingerie, Change, Josefiina, Jukka Rintala, Kalevala Koru, Kisu Korsi, Lapponia, Lavem by Muotitalo Tyynelä, Lorukoru, Lumoava, Niinatar, Ritva-Liisa Pohjalainen, Seremonia, Suvi Jaskari and Tillander.
My prints in Art Forum Helsinki 2012
One and half weeks ago I participated to the Art Forum Helsinki 2012
in the Helsinki Exhibition And Convention Centre. I had there 12 acrylic prints, that you can see in the photo above.
My exhibition in the window of Kaken Kehys in Lauttasaari, Helsinki
My landscape photos from Helsinki are currently exhibited in the window of Kaken Kehys
in Lauttasaari (Lauttasaarentie 17
Link to Russian Ballet Stars Gallery
The Russian ballet stars visited Lahti during this weekend. They had a spectacular gala concert on Friday and Saturday (31.8. and 1.9.2012) in the Sibelius Concert Hall The artistic director was Alexey Fadeechev. The dancers were from the famous Russian theatres: the Bolshoi (Moscow), the Marinsky and Mikhailovsky (St Petersburg).